# multi criteria multi result lookup

#### ajm

##### Well-known Member
trying to adapt https://www.get-digital-help.com/match-two-criteria-and-return-multiple-rows-in-excel/ to work for me. my version of the formula is:

=INDEX(\$AK\$7:\$AK\$15, SMALL(IF(COUNTIF(\$AG\$5,\$AJ\$7:\$AJ\$15)*COUNTIF(\$AG\$6,\$AJ\$7:\$AJ\$15)*COUNTIF(\$AG\$7,\$AJ\$7:\$AJ\$15), ROW(\$AJ\$7:\$AL\$15)-MIN(ROW(\$AJ\$7:\$AL\$15))+1), ROW(A7)), COLUMN(A7))

 AG5 52MFD AG6 444B3 AJ AK AL AG7 52MF 7 444B1 John Done 10.00 #NUM! 8 444B1 Paul Book A/L 9 52MFD Sam Johnson 9.00 10 444B1 Andrew Bloke A/L 11 52MF Eric Fan 10.00 12 444B2 Paul Peters 8.50 13 444B3 John Sands 11.50 14 52MFD Guy Noob 9.00 15 444B1 Old Mate 10.00
<colgroup><col width="64" style="width: 48pt;" span="9"> <tbody> </tbody>
I want to list each name for the three codes at left. what am I doing wrong?

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#### JoeMo

##### MrExcel MVP
Copy AM7 down.
Excel Workbook
AGAHAIAJAKALAM
552MFD
6444B3
752MF7444B1John Done10Sam Johnson
88444B1Paul BookA/LEric Fan
9952MFDSam Johnson9John Sands
1010444B1Andrew BlokeA/LGuy Noob
111152MFEric Fan10
1212444B2Paul Peters8.5
1313444B3John Sands11.5
141452MFDGuy Noob9
1515444B1Old Mate10
Sheet1

#### ajm

##### Well-known Member
so, I had the rows at the end wrong and my countif around the wrong way. why in these formulas does the countif layout differ to the normal coumtif? In this context, the criteria is placed before the range.

the fix above works perfectly; thank you. can it be further tweaked to list only those who did not have hours? for example, say eric fan and john sands had no hours this week. how would I adjust the formula to return only those two names?

I have just tried to add in another countif expression looking for null (blank) hours but it seems to skip the 4th argument, any ideas?

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#### JoeMo

##### MrExcel MVP
so, I had the rows at the end wrong and my countif around the wrong way. why in these formulas does the countif layout differ to the normal coumtif? In this context, the criteria is placed before the range.

the fix above works perfectly; thank you. can it be further tweaked to list only those who did not have hours? for example, say eric fan and john sands had no hours this week. how would I adjust the formula to return only those two names?

I have just tried to add in another countif expression looking for null (blank) hours but it seems to skip the 4th argument, any ideas?
You are welcome - thanks for the reply. Just FYI, your formula also had the Countif's requiring an AND condition (Countif1*Countif2*Countif3) whereas it should be an OR condition (Countif1+Countif2+Countif3).

As for your new question, assuming that "A/L" in col AL indicates no hours this week, the formula can be adjusted as below.
Excel Workbook
AGAHAIAJAKALAM
552MFD
6444B3
752MF7444B1John Done10Eric Fan
88444B1Paul BookA/LJohn Sands
9952MFDSam Johnson9
1010444B1Andrew BlokeA/L
111152MFEric FanA/L
1212444B2Paul Peters8.5
1313444B3John SandsA/L
141452MFDGuy Noob9
1515444B1Old Mate10
Sheet1

ajm

#### ajm

##### Well-known Member
thanks very much for your help Joe.

#### JoeMo

##### MrExcel MVP
thanks very much for your help Joe.
You are welcome - thanks for the reply.